Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension by Michio KakuHyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension by Michio Kaku

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

byMichio KakuIllustratorRobert OKeefe

Hardcover | March 1, 1994

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Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Can we change the past? Are there gateways to parallel universes? All of us have pondered such questions, but there was a time when scientists dismissed these notions as outlandish speculations. Not any more. Today, they arethe focus of the most intense scientific activity in recent memory. In Hyperspace, Michio Kaku, author of the widely acclaimed Beyond Einstein and a leading theoretical physicist, offers the first book-length tour of the most exciting (and perhaps most bizarre) work in modern physics, work whichincludes research on the tenth dimension, time warps, black holes, and multiple universes. The theory of hyperspace (or higher dimensional space)--and its newest wrinkle, superstring theory--stand at the center of this revolution, with adherents in every major research laboratory in the world, including several Nobel laureates. Beginning where Hawking's Brief History of Time left off,Kaku paints a vivid portrayal of the breakthroughs now rocking the physics establishment. Why all the excitement? As the author points out, for over half a century, scientists have puzzled over why the basic forces of the cosmos--gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclearforces--require markedly different mathematical descriptions. But if we see these forces as vibrations in a higher dimensional space, their field equations suddenly fit together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, perfectly snug, in an elegant, astonishingly simple form. This may thus be our leadingcandidate for the Theory of Everything. If so, it would be the crowning achievement of 2,000 years of scientific investigation into matter and its forces. Already, the theory has inspired several thousand research papers, and has been the focus of over 200 international conferences. Michio Kaku is one of the leading pioneers in superstring theory and has been at the forefront of this revolution in modern physics. With Hyperspace, he has produced a book for general readers which conveys the vitality of the field and the excitement as scientists grapple with the meaning ofspace and time. It is an exhilarating look at physics today and an eye-opening glimpse into the ultimate nature of the universe.
Michio Kaku is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of the City University of New York. He graduated from Harvard and received his Ph.D. from Berkeley. He is author of Beyond Einstein (with Jennifer Trainer), Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction, and Introduction to Superstrings. He has also hosted a weekly hour...
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Title:Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth DimensionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 1.42 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195085140

ISBN - 13:9780195085143

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Michio Kaku, author of Beyond Einstein and a leading theoretical physicist, offers the first book-length tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, work which includes research on the 10th dimension, time warps, black holes, and multiple universes. Written for general readers, the book conveys the excitement of scientists as they grapple with the meaning of space and time

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"Kaku is smart enough to explain some really bizarre physics without totally losing his readers. He writes broadly, mixes in a bit of mysticism with his cosmological physics and happily refers to H.G. Wells, 'Star Trek' and Picasso. To his credit, he includes lots of illustrations and not oneequation."--The San Diego Union Tribune